Molasses Tip - Thank you

To the kind soul who posted the tip for spraying members of the cabbage family with a molasses solution, thank you so much. Today, I noticed a white moth hovering around my brussel sprouts. I quickly made up a solution of molasses and rushed back to the garden to spray. The moth did not land! It seemed to be repelled by the molasses. I sprayed the broccoli too for good measure. I think I will spray again for the next few days. If it keeps the cabbage caterpillars off, I will be so happy. Thanks again!
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I must have missed that thread. Can you please repost the molasses solution?
Thanks, Brigitte
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Brigitte J. wrote:

Sorry for not getting back to you before now. I've been busy in the garden. I used about a tablespoon of molasses in a spray bottle filled to the top for a solution of about a litre. So far, so good! No little critters :)

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filled with what?? water? vinegar? oil?
enquiring minds NEED to know!
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snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net wrote:

Oops, sorry, filled with water.

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Hey Nuthoney
That was me...you are most welcome..
For Brigitte
Mix a tablespoon of molasses in warm water and let cool..spray every week or every 2 weeks as required for white cabbage moth..they hate it..and I think it would be good soil conditioner as well if any drops on your soil..
It works for me...but gotta do it before white butterfly lays eggs...otherwise you might have to use the 2 finger method and squash grubs for your garden birds..
Best wishes
Danny

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opined:

A tablespoon of molasses in how much warm water? A cup? A liter? A gallon? If it doesn't matter, why does "a tablespoon" matter?

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I meant to write a tablespoon of molasses in 1 litre of warm water...
sorry for omission
Danny

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On Fri, 02 Jul 2004 13:28:31 -0400 in

the only problem is a steady supply of moles to last you through the season.
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graced the world with this thought:

Thanks all for the molasses tips. I'll mix up a batch tomorrow.
Brigitte
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